Cuba Gooding Jr. is outraged he was indicted by a grand jury that NEVER saw multiple videos of the alleged incidents of sexual misconduct.
Cuba’s attorney Mark Jay Heller filed a motion to dismiss the 6-count indictment against him in NYC. According to the docs, Gooding calls it “grossly inappropriate and unjust” that the District Attorney didn’t show the videos during the grand jury proceedings.
Gooding and his lawyers say the D.A. “chose here to trick the system by not giving the Grand Jury a fair opportunity to evaluate all of the facts and evidence.”
TMZ broke the story … there are videos of Cuba’s June 2019 incident at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar, where he allegedly touched a woman’s breast. There’s also security footage at TAO Nightclub in NYC from last October 2018 when he was accused of touching a server’s butt.
Gooding’s indictment is for 3 separate incidents — the third was at LAVO in NYC — and his legal team has beef with that too. In the docs, they say the alleged incidents should be judged individually — and lumping them together increased the risk of bias among the grand jury. BTW, according to Gooding’s team … there’s also video of the LAVO incident
The actor wants the whole indictment tossed out of court. The judge has yet to rule.
The Manhattan D.A.’s Office had no comment on Gooding’s attempt to get the case dismissed.